Tips and Ideas For Giving Your Kitchen a New Look
If you have been looking for a way to update your tired old kitchen and give it a brand-new style, here are some ideas to help you get started.
Style – The first thing to consider when renovating your kitchen is to look at its style. No matter just how much we enjoy styling the various others rooms in our homes, we all seem to keep the standard kitchen look. Why not give that same flair that the rest of the house enjoys to the kitchen as well? You can start simple by throwing in a new back splash or even some wall panels. Then you could continue by mixing up the colors as well as the patterns.
Technology – The second thing you need to update is the your kitchen’s technology. No, we do not mean adding flat screen TV’s and iPod’s to every counter. You need to bring in some interesting appliance updates like new mixers, juice makers, and why not even a fancy bread making machine? It really adds a new dimension to your kitchen, not to mention the fact it allows you to be more creative when you are actually cooking.
Ergonomics – What else could there be to improve your kitchen besides getting current appliances and bringing a touch of style? Keeping your kitchen comfortable and efficient is the next step. Properly positioned cabinets can really make a difference. Counters which are just the right height can really make cooking a lot easier, for example. If your kitchen is going to see some use, you might as well make sure it fits you just right.
Add More Space – A common mistake is to buy furniture and appliances that you think will still meet your needs in 10 or 15 years. This means people usually buy pieces that are far too large for their family’s needs and available space. You end up with a kitchen that is far too crowded and uncomfortable and no one will want to spend time there. If your family is small or your kitchen is squeezed for space, then select appliances and furniture that are on the slim side. Many of today’s kitchen gadgets and appliances are available in space-saving sizes that still provide all the great functions of the larger models.
Keep It Hidden – The kitchen needs to be the neatest room in your home. Clutter just makes it more difficult to take care of the tasks that need to be done. Keep utensils in your drawers or cabinets, and place any appliances you do not use regularly out of sight. Once your free up your counter space, you will find that not only will your kitchen duties be much easier, but you will be able to take care of other jobs while you are cooking. Pay the bills while your noodles cook or read through the newspaper while you wait for the coffee to perk. Who said kitchen duty had to be hard?